May 20, 2021 – Sandy Simmelink Trunk Show
Virtual doors open at 6.45 pm, and the meeting will start at 7 pm.
Sandy and her husband, Peter, live in Burlington, Ontario, and she has been quilting for approximately 35 years. She has 2 sides to her quilting. One side is that she enjoys very intricate needle turn applique and wall hangings that are made entirely by hand. These take years to make and Sandy restores and uses antique lace in her creations. The other side is wild and funky where the quilts use inking, paint, free motion quilting, 3D embellishments and take months to make. She is a four time National Juried Show winner. The quilt shown here won an award at the World Quilt Competition for best Hand Workmanship. She was a judge at the NJS in Saskatoon, and has shown her pieces in many countries. Her passion is to share stories and her journey with others.
DESIGN AND CREATE YOUR JOURNEY
We all are on a quilting journey through our lives and that’s what brings us together – to share and celebrate that journey through time. Sandy explores what paths we take, what stops us and what energizes us in different directions, and showcases quilts and stories of how she has done these things by documenting family memories, travels, history, the love of a certain fabric, pattern, colour or technique, or challenges to learn new skills. What shapes your journey and what are you missing? This zoom trunk show Includes many of Sandy’s award-winning quilts, and a wonderful set of pictures from her travels to the Folk-Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, where she did research on antique chintz and hexagon quilts at the Antonio Ratti Textile Centre and Reference Library at the Metropolitan! Museum of Art A feast for the eyes – almost 100 slides, only a handful containing words!